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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,354 miles

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan electrical problems

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments (Page 3 of 38)

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problem #715

May 262015

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 05/11/16 the consumer stated it has been over a year, since he received two recall notices. Updated 05/17/16.

- Inverness, FL, USA

problem #714

Mar 192016

Grand Caravan

  • 145,000 miles
The van engine shuts down while in drive. This has happened 4 times with in a week. It has shut down completely at an intersection. Even the hazards would not come on to show other drivers that I was broke down. I received a notice last year about a recall for the ignition module and I was put an a long wait list to have it fixed. On January 3, 2016 I had the recall taken care of at sherwood service in salisbury, md. I have never had the engine failure happen before having the recall fixed, and now, it is happening. When the engine shut down the last time, my husband who was driving had to call the police to direct traffic around the van until the tow truck got there so he would not be hit! it blocked an intersection for 30 minutes until the van was towed away, when the van got home on the tow truck, it started up with no problem. Every time this has happened, the van has been in gear and driving when it completely shuts down and it has either gone over a small bump or been turning. I would also like to add that I had an appointment with sherwood Chrysler in salisbury, md today(3/22/21) and they said that they could not find anything wrong with my van and tried send my husband home in the van without fixing the problem! he insisted that they drive it (which they would not do today) to see if it happened again. They still have my van.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #713

Oct 152015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Pinnacle, NC, USA

problem #712

Jan 012016

Grand Caravan

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the key was stuck in the accessory position and was difficult to remove. The contact stated that if the battery was not detached from the vehicle, the battery would fail. The key was removed later after several attempts. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- East Petersburg, PA, USA

problem #711

Mar 162016

Grand Caravan

  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. When the ignition key was turned to the on position, the vehicle failed to start without warning. The vehicle was unable to restart. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,000.

- Ashtabula, OH, USA

problem #710

Jun 012015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V313000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the parts for the recall were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sunnyside, WA, USA

problem #709

Mar 112016

Grand Caravan

  • 149,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While in motion, the van will completely lose power for no apparent reason. There are no warnings, strange sounds or any indicator that it is about to shut off. The car just shuts off--the power steering is gone, I can't accelerate or keep moving at constant speed. The car is completely off and control is barely possible. It can happen anywhere, including at stop signs, driving along the road, the middle of an intersection, which makes it a severe safety issue. Once it is in park, it can be restarted, usually aided by pumping the gas, and then it goes on as if nothing happened. However, shifting into park isn't always an option when you are driving in the middle of the road. The check engine light does not come on, so no error code is produced. It has been taken to a dealership service center twice, but the problem is intermittent and cannot be duplicated easily, so they don't know what to fix, tell us nothing is wrong and send us on our way. It is alarming that they don't give more urgency to finding a source, considering that the car turns off while driving. Our ignition switch/key have been replaced after the recall, which we were hoping was the cause of the problem, but it was not. It is still occurring. I have done an internet search and it seems that this problem is not unique to me. Other drivers are experiencing the same issue. Minivans often carry children in them. If this problem were to occur in a busy intersection, the results could be devastating. I urge you to seek a solution/source to this problem quickly! I wish we could simply go buy a new car to keep our family safe, but unfortunately, that isn't our reality, as we are still working to pay off this one, so we are hoping the problem will be researched and resolved promptly. You are welcome to use our van to do so!

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #708

Mar 012016

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle engine shuts off and loss of normal function of brake and steering system recall issues. The consumer wanted to file a C complaint against the manufacturer for their inability to complete a mandated recall in a reasonable amount of time.

- Harker Heights, TX, USA

problem #707

Jul 022012

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system), however, the parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. On several occasions, the vehicle failed to start. The contact stated that removing the key and re-inserting the key remedied the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Hiawassee, GA, USA

problem #706

Feb 282016

Grand Caravan

  • 110,000 miles
While driving the van shuts off and looses all power to include power brakes and steering. Also the traction control light comes on. The following has been completed to fix the problem without the problem being resolved: Replacement of battery and check of battery cables, recall complete of win module, replacement of O2 sensors and egr valve, and check of all fuses and wiring. After all of the aforementioned repairs the van still shuts off while driving. When the van shuts off the check engine light does not come on and there are no codes present for the mechanic to diagnose problem. This issue is an extreme safety issue and it appears there are numerous reports I have been able to locate on the internet. My wife will not drive the van not because of the problem. When the van shuts off you can place it in park and restart the van and continue to drive. The van has shut off on me while I have been driving it and there does not appear to be any indicator that it is going to shut down, ie stuttering or irregular operation. The speed that the issue has occurred ranges from 20 mph to 55 mph.

- Peru, NY, USA

problem #705

Mar 042016

Grand Caravan

  • 178,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving at 40 mph, the instrument panel lights flickered and failed to illuminate. The electrical system shut down and the window washer pump melted to the overload power. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the totally integrated power module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 178,800.

- Chillicothe, OH, USA

problem #704

Oct 142011

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 11V394000 (air bags, equipment) and 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #703

Mar 012016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
Timp failurtes have resulted in incidents with random horn, alarm, headlight, door lock, panel and windshield wipers activities.

- N Miami, FL, USA

problem #702

Jun 012015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) was received in June of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hopatcong, NJ, USA

problem #701

Nov 012015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road. After restarting, the vehicle functioned normally. The failure recurred on a separate occasion. In addition, the front driver side door failed to unlatch when accessing it with the key fob. The door would only unlatch manually. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was unavailable. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Buellton, CA, USA

problem #700

Aug 122015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Tiptonville, TN, USA

problem #699

Feb 012016

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to repair wireless ignition node module detents recall notice. The consumer referenced recall # 14V373.

- Santa Ynez, CA, USA

problem #698

Feb 012016

Grand Caravan

  • miles
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. Consumer writes in regards to NHTSA recall 14V-373. Consumer stated this is the third recall noticed received and dealer still does not have parts required to complete repairs on vehicle.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #697

Mar 092015

Grand Caravan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle lost power and the steering seized. The traction control warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #696

Feb 112016

Grand Caravan

  • 114,000 miles
All the electronics in my car started going crazy. My windshield wipers (both fwd and aft) started, while the washer fluid was being dispensed, the car horn was blaring, and the electronic door locks were very rapidly being cycled. While driving on the highway the car stalled. Luckily, I was able to pull over to the side of the road without being hit or causing an accident. The Dodge dealership diagnosed it as a bad totally intergrated power module (tipm) and replaced it. Apparently, it distributes electrical power to all the systems in the vehicle. So, when the car stalled it was due to power being cut off to the fuel pump. I could have easily been killed, due to the sudden loss of engine power or another electrical component such as the air bag, brake, or traction system could have been affected.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

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